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Bumping up, I'd like to know especially if the...
Bumping up, I'd like to know especially if the photographers hassle you at ports because all we want to do is get off asap and get to the sightseeing.
I can handle the 3% surcharge, I'd have to pay...
I can handle the 3% surcharge, I'd have to pay some kind of commission to a money changer anyway and they would want cash. This way I get airline miles and 45 interest free days!

Is there a...
Best way to get USD cash on the Norwegian Spirit
I understand that the ATMs give USD and since the cruise takes place in the Med we can get Euros at any ATM in port. We are from Australia and need to acquire about $1000 USD cash for a trip that we...
OK it's gone up since my first post. I just got...
OK it's gone up since my first post. I just got the same fare as you. I was thinking an Uber Pop would be around 22-ish Euro. They must have raised their prices. So yeah, not worth it unless I...
The main reason people are attracted to Uber is...
The main reason people are attracted to Uber is because the service is so much better. They won't long-haul you. They are accountable as you rate your driver afterwards, too many bad ratings and...
It's been a few months since I first posted this....
It's been a few months since I first posted this. Has anyone had a chance to use Uber in Barcelona yet?
We always book the cheapest available cabin so...
We always book the cheapest available cabin so this is usually an inside. We got a surprise upgrade to a balcony on the Panama Canal cruise (where it counted) but wee prepared to spend the sea days...
Kusadasi - Just get taxi (not a tour) at dock possible?
We have a stop in Kusadasi and would like to visit Ephesus and Mary's House but don't want a "tour" and certainly no carpet shops. Can we just get a taxi to take us to Ephesus and drop us, then get...
Fantastic review! We will be on this cruse in...
Fantastic review! We will be on this cruse in around 4 months so thanks for the sneak peek!

Did they have any local entertainment at any of the ports? Singers, folk dancers, etc? Or is it all...
Uber in Barcelona
I just noticed that Uber has limited service in Barcelona (which will hopefully expand) since they are just new there. My Uber account is in Australia and when we do our cruise, we don't have global...
We are thinking of doing something similar with a...
We are thinking of doing something similar with a Spirit Venice-Barcelona cruise only disembarking in Toulon as we would rather spend more time in the south of France and have already been to...
I was interested in the Spirit Venice-Barcelona...
I was interested in the Spirit Venice-Barcelona cruise but I have been tracking the price for a couple months now and the price has jumped up $200pp inside cabin. Maybe because Carnival pulled out? ...
When is Carnival expected to release the Europe...
When is Carnival expected to release the Europe 2014 itineraries?
We're shopping around as Princess let us down...
We're shopping around as Princess let us down with 2014 itineraries for the Grand Med as we need specific dates; looks like a beautiful ship! Thank you for this review!
I like ACL, gets right to the point. The others...
I like ACL, gets right to the point. The others sound more like day trip or dinner cruise lines, not something that would compete with Princess, RCL, HAL, etc.
I watch the reruns sometimes. So many things...
I watch the reruns sometimes. So many things that aren't typical of cruising nowadays! Captain greeting people upon boarding, Captain's table in the dining room, doesn't seem to have a buffet,...
I couldn't believe the price of the drinks! The...
I couldn't believe the price of the drinks! The "specials" were $10.95! And yet I saw so many people buying multiple rounds of drinks at the pool, I wonder if they had heart attacks when they...
The wages paid to workers here take into account...
The wages paid to workers here take into account the duties and people apply for the jobs with the full knowledge of how much they can expect to earn. The wages are comparable to what a...
I would really hate to see the custom of tipping...
I would really hate to see the custom of tipping catch on here at all. Staff are well paid so it is not necessary. When in Rome..................
How do you even get travel insurance for a...
How do you even get travel insurance for a domestic Aussie cruise? Last time I looked, domestic policies exclude medical because they expect us to use Medicare so they just cover cancellation,...
I have to agree with the OP, def not a fan of...
I have to agree with the OP, def not a fan of traditional dining. I don't mind it for this little 2 nighter we have coming up as we don't have to rush back from a port or get dressed up but it would...
I see 2 entries. SUN...
I see 2 entries.

SUN PRINCESS Arrival ISS AK 01/03/2012 02:00 01/03/2012 06:30 SEA Brisbane Cruise Terminal Planned Port Chalmers Sydney S206

SUN PRINCESS Departure ISS AK 01/03/2012 16:00 ...
Interesting--Princess Australia is quoting $97.94...
Interesting--Princess Australia is quoting $97.94 for Cat N, then it jumps up to $147.94 for Cats K,L,M. Princess USA is still at $195 USD thru Cat K.

If we had the cash flow, I would be...
I booked the Sun Princess as an American (I am a...
I booked the Sun Princess as an American (I am a dual citizen). I def want the USA style FCCs for a future Med cruise in 2014. Does the FCC consultant keep both types of FCC in stock or something?
Words don't fail me, they just wouldn't get past...
Words don't fail me, they just wouldn't get past the VBulletin auto-censor! :mad:

I agree with the OP that we do need to be more proactive and take more responsibility for our own safety. ...